Stephane Ouaki is currently head of unit for the Connecting Europe Facility and investment strategies in DG Mobility and Transport. The Connecting Europe Facility is a financial instrument managed by the European Commission for the next Multi-annual Financial Framework to finance infrastructure investments in trans-European networks in transport, energy and ICT. He is also responsible for the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe (the ”Juncker Plan”) in transport. Beforehand, he was Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Vladimír Špidla, responsible for employment, social affairs, and equal opportunities (2004-2010). Previously, he was part of the Commission’s team negotiating with the Czech Republic its terms of accession to the EU (2001-03), and then moved on to be part of the team coordinating the enlargement strategy (2003-04). He holds a degree from the French Institute of Political Science of Paris.